The not-so-frosty fact of the matter is this: We see a lot more sand angels around Southern California than snow angels.
True, Big Bear and Lake Arrowhead and areas around the Grapevine can do the snow thing, but around DTLA? The only chilly thing you're apt to find is a pint of handcrafted beer.
One of the places to find those pints, Angel City Brewery, thinks it is a bit of a shame that LA sees no snow days, like, ever, and wants to remedy that for any afternoon, at least for the grown-up set. The beermaker is throwing a (No) Snow Day party on Friday, Jan. 15, starting at 2 o'clock in the afternoon and trucking right on into the mid-evening.
Mid-evening=8 o'clock. True? That's accurate, wethinks. Wethinks we should also share the price on this, because it is a good one: Zero dollars to get in. (But be 21+ to get in, 'kay?)
As for the snow part? Angel City is procuring some faux flakes, to philosophically chill out the atmosphere, and snowflake projections and "a crackling fake fireplace" will add to the wintry feel.
Also adding to the brisk feel? Guests are invited to dress up in their mitten-y best.
Also adding to the brrr factor? A screening of "Gremlins," which is a film that's pretty much wall-to-wall snow, except when it is wall-to-wall Gremlins. That's at 4 o'clock.
Specials on Angel City's various beers, food trucks, and vendors of "drought-friendly merchandise," keeping in the precipitation theme, will be front-and-centered. Global Inheritance, the brewery's 2016 non-profit partner, will be in the house discussing the Rain Supreme initiative, which is very much about helping people finesse their "water habits" for the betterment of all.
Frolicking, fancy foams, food, some Gremlins, and important knowledge to leave with in the form of impact and next steps: What could be better?
Don't say snow in LA; after all, we have mountains nearby if we need to commune with the cold stuff. But we will take some more rain, soon, please, dear skies. A (No) Snow Day, as playful as it is, is a fine reminder of our wider, and (fingers crossed) wetter, world.